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pleurisy root

  

      n  
1    the root of the butterfly weed, formerly used as a cure for pleurisy  
2       another name for       butterfly weed  
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butterfly weed  
      n   a North American asclepiadaceous plant, Asclepias tuberosa (or A. decumbens), having flat-topped clusters of bright orange flowers,   (Also called)    orange milkweed, pleurisy root         

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pleurisy  
      n   inflammation of the pleura, characterized by pain that is aggravated by deep breathing or coughing  
     (C14: from Old French pleurisie, from Late Latin pleurisis, from Greek pleuritis, from pleura side)  
  pleuritic      adj, n  


pleurisy root  
      n  
1    the root of the butterfly weed, formerly used as a cure for pleurisy  
2       another name for       butterfly weed  

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pleura, pleur-, pliers

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